February and March is the tax season in Japan. Filing a tax return isn’t really easy, but doing it in different language and in another country can be especially challenging.
Luckily, if you work for an organization and that’s your only source of income, they will manage everything for you. But, if you have more than one source of income or are self-employed, you need to file a Tax Return "Kakutei Shinkoku - 確定申告".
Anyone with an interest in Japan should learn a little Japanese. Travelers need to know a few survival phrases; correct expressions for greetings, daily shopping, asking direction and suchlike. When you know few key phrases the daily life is easier and more pleasant.
If you start studying Japanese language before traveling to Japan, you are steps ahead because with learning the language you learn about the culture as well.
As the Japan’s Muslim population grows, the halal market is expanding at a rapid pace to meet the growing demands of Muslim residents as well as visitors to the country.
In many countries, special attention is being paid to the growth potential of the Halal market as one of the new engines for a sharp economic expansion, and they are taking the necessary steps to enter into this lucrative market.
Japan has a number of abandoned or vacant homes, known as "Akiya - 空き家", that has been increasing steadily since late 1970s. It’s a problem that’s set to persist because of an aging and shrinking population that has left many towns and villages empty.
By 2013, vacant homes accounted for 13.52% of total housing and there were calculated to be 8.196 million abandoned houses nationwide, according to latest data by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.